A historical novel by Robert Graves
published in 1938. Like the more well known works "I, Claudius
" and "Claudius the God" by the same author, the book has been written by laying down as much detail as is historically known about Belisarius
, and then filling in the gaps with credible fiction. But wheras the books based on Claudius use an autographical style, this work pertains to be a biography written by his manservant, and reads as a great tale of adventure which does justice to the subjects cavilieristic nature.